LAW SCHOOL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM
(CFOA No. 84.097)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: Higher Education Act of 1965, Title IX, Part E, as amended by
P.L. 96-374 (20 U.S.C. 1134n-l134p). (Expires September 30, 1985)
Funding Since 1980:
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $ 7,500,000 $4,000,000
1981 5,000,000 3,000,000
1982 1,000,000 960,000
1983 1,000,000 605,000
1984 1,000,000 1,000,000
Purpose: To establish or expand programs in accredited law schools to
provide clinical experience to law students.
Eligibility: Individual accredited law schools and a combination or consort-
iurn of accredited law schools.
II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A. Goals and Objectives
During FY 1984, the major program objectives were to continue funding success-
ful projects, and to fund new projects that met the funding criteria.
B. Progress and Accomplishments
In FY 1984, 44 applicants were awarded $1 million.
C. Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness
Students Served: During academic year 1983-84, about 870 law students
benefited from a supervised clinical experience supported by the 29 project
grants. Most of these students gained legal experience in the preparation
and trial of actual cases, including administrative cases and the settle-
ment of suits outside the courtroom, by providing real services, under
supervision, to actual clients.gram,